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dc.contributor.advisorPehkonen, Jaakko
dc.contributor.authorNeuvonen, Tapani
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-01T07:33:46Z
dc.date.available2018-08-01T07:33:46Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/59044
dc.description.abstractThe rise in wage inequality in the late-20th century has been widely linked to technological progress and the non-monotonic effect it has on workers of dif-ferent skill levels. Much of the work has been done in the context of recent advances in information and communication technology, which has revolu-tionized work since the 1970s. This Master’s thesis provides information on the impact of the steam engine, which produced wide and long lasting eco-nomic growth from the 19th century to early-20th century. The analysis focuses on high-skilled seamen in the Swedish merchant maritime shipping industry from 1869 to 1914. During this time period steam-powered vessels gradually replace traditional sailing ships. Five high-skill occupations are separately analyzed. Technological change from sail to steam caused large demand for new skills. The new occupation, steam engineers, enjoyed large real wages in the early period of technological adaptation. High relative wages of steam engineers are accompanied by large wage differentials within the high-skill group in the early adaptation period. Towards the end of the period the real wages of steam engineers grew slowly and declined, and the wage dispersion within the group declined. Overall, all occupations in the high-skill group received large absolute wage gains under steam technology. This premium prevails also after controlling for occupational change after switching from sail to steam and controlling for unobservable characteristics.en
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subject.otherskill-biased technological change
dc.titleTechnological change and the labor market : evidence on the impact of the steam engine in late-19th century merchant maritime shipping industry
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201808013672
dc.type.ontasotMaster’s thesisen
dc.type.ontasotPro gradu -tutkielmafi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaSchool of Business and Economicsen
dc.contributor.laitosTaloustieteetfi
dc.contributor.laitosBusiness and Economicsen
dc.contributor.yliopistoJyväskylän yliopistofi
dc.contributor.yliopistoUniversity of Jyväskyläen
dc.contributor.oppiaineKansantaloustiedefi
dc.contributor.oppiaineEconomicsen
dc.rights.copyrightJulkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty.fi
dc.rights.copyrightThis publication is copyrighted. You may download, display and print it for Your own personal use. Commercial use is prohibited.en
dc.contributor.oppiainekoodi2041
dc.subject.ysomerenkulku
dc.subject.ysopolarisaatio
dc.subject.ysotyömarkkinat
dc.subject.ysoteknologinen kehitys
dc.subject.ysopalkkaerot
dc.subject.ysomaritime navigation
dc.subject.ysopolarisation
dc.subject.ysolabour market
dc.subject.ysotechnological development
dc.subject.ysowage differentials


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